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Rodgearing

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Anteo tug steam engine
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:23:00 PM »

What steam engine can I put in my recently acquired Anteo tug?
Fred
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Re: Anteo tug steam engine
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 02:03:08 PM »

hello,
you have really asked how long is a piece of string !! there are many answers, some work better than others
my first suggestion would be a TVR-1+centre flue boiler w gas fired burner, there are some available comercially
there are also engines available from other suppliers,slide valves are more powerful than ocilators, but need 2 servos , throttle and reverse valve control,as i said earlier, many answers, sometimes you just need to suck it and see
a TVR-1 will drive a tug ,w a 75mm prop, up to 1000/1400 mm , a small engine is very powerfull.
if this is your first model,I would recommend going w electric , it is much easier, and reliable
bills
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Re: Anteo tug steam engine
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 03:18:17 PM »

Its not my first model.  I have an Imara and a Sheerline U boat but its my first attempt at steam.
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Re: Anteo tug steam engine
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 02:44:32 AM »

Hello 
I would recomend a PM research #8 engine for the Anteo.Mine has been working flawlessly for 3years in my Anteo and only requires 1 servo.I am currently using a Saito b2e boiler converted to butane fuel,and driving a 75mm prop.I get about 17 minutes of run time as this engine will run at low rpms with lots of torque.A Maccsteam 3.5 inch boiler would also be a good match for this engine or tug .  Regards
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